Jesse James

Tight End

Age: 27
Free Agency: 2022 (Void)
Accrued Seasons: 6
  • 2021 Salary Cap Charge: $1,162,500 (0.61% of cap)
  • 2021 Cash Payout: $1,650,000 (0.85% of spending)
  • 2021 Cash to Cap Ratio: 1.42
  • Contract Value: $1,650,000 ($1,650,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $1,650,000
  • Contract Ranking: 45/175 at TE

Current Contract

(SFA, signed 2021)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202127$1,000,000$162,500$1,000,000$1,162,5000.6%
202228Void$162,500Void$487,5000.2%
202329Void$162,500Void$00.0%
202430Void$162,500Void$00.0%
Total$1,000,000$650,000$1,000,000$1,650,000

Contract Notes

Jesse James signed a one year deal worth $1.65 million, with incentives that could push the maximum value to $2.15 million. James earned a $650,000 signing bonus, which is prorated over three void years added onto the end of the deal. James' 2021 base salary is guaranteed.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$1.7M
2021
Cash Due$1,650,000
Running Cash$1,650,000
Career Earnings: $16,190,912
Career APY: $2,698,485
Potential Earnings: $17,190,912
Total Guarantees: $12,358,912
Largest Cash Payment: $8,000,000 (2019)
Largest Cap Number: $5,279,000 (2020)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
SteelersDraftedExpired20154$2,488,912$622,228$208,912$3,690,912148.3%$922,728
LionsUFATerminated20194$22,600,000$5,650,000$10,500,000$11,850,00052.4%$5,925,000
BearsSFAActive20211$1,650,000$1,650,000$1,650,000$650,00039.4%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Steelers4$3,690,912$922,728$3,690,9120.0%$00.0%
Lions2$11,850,000$5,925,000$7,563,0000.0%$4,287,0000.0%
Bears0$650,000$0$00.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2015Steelers$435,000$52,228$0$0$487,2280.3%$643,912
2016Steelers$525,000$52,228$0$0$577,2280.4%$525,000
2017Steelers$615,000$52,228$0$0$667,2280.4%$615,000
2018Steelers$1,907,000$52,228$0$0$1,959,2281.1%$1,907,000
2019Lions$805,000$1,429,000$50,000$805,000$2,284,0001.2%$8,000,000
2020Lions$3,800,000$1,429,000$50,000$2,550,000$5,279,0002.5%$3,850,000
2021Bears$1,000,000$162,500$0$1,000,000$1,162,5000.6%$1,650,000
2022Bears$0$162,500$0$0$487,5000.2%$0
2023Bears$0$162,500$0$0$00.0%$0
2024Bears$0$162,500$0$0$00.0%$0
Total$9,087,000$3,716,912$100,000$4,355,000$12,903,912$17,190,912
Dead Money History
TeamYearCap ChargeCash Paid
Lions2021$4,287,000$0
Total$4,287,000$0

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames MissedSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201580816.9%4.0%000.008567.0100
2016160078.9%21.8%000.00393388.7300
2017160081.9%17.6%000.00413638.9300
2018160050.4%16.3%000.003042314.1200
2019160045.5%25.6%000.00161428.9000
2020160044.3%34.5%000.00141299.2200
202110013.0%45.0%000.00000.0000

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$287,000$1,650,000
Injury Adjusted$287,000$1,650,000
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OTC Valuation $2.2M $4.3M $6.5M $8.7M $10.8M APY $2.5M $5.0M $7.5M $10.0M $12.5M $11,243,000 $6,016,667

Weekly Valuation Trends

The chart below illustrates the trend of the player's weekly OTC Valuations (in blue) from the most recent season, using APY (in green) and, if applicable, cash that is due to the player in the next season (in red) as benchmarks. Weeks not plotted indicate that the player was inactive or on a bye.

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